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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great stay. We arrived in snow but over the next few days perfect weather with the lights going day and night. Basecamp was a unique place to stay situated in the heart of the town with unique trapper decor. The were great at arranging outings and suggested events in town that were on that weekend . The rooms... More 

Thank Karen P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This hotel exceeded my expectations in all aspects. It has a very special, cosy vibe and the room is like a wooden log cabin which is unique yet comfortable. What made my stay with my 3 other Singapore friends more memorable was the excellent staff in this hotel. Special compliments to Heidi who was truly a remarkable staff who went... More 

Thank wyzz71
Auckland, New Zealand
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390 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is situated in a good location close to the shops, eating and drinking options and the supermarket. The museum is a 700 metre walk through town. The airport bus 75 NOK pp one way or 120 NOK pp return drops off and picks up from the front door. The hotel also has a great restaurant (Kroa) attached. The... More 

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Fetsund, Norway
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can a hotel make you, feel sorry that you left the arctic, check fly tickets to go back there when you have just arrived back home? Yes it can and its name is Basecamp hotel in Longyerabyen in Svalbard. Definitely the best ever! Excellent service, excellent and friendly staff, excellent breakfast and a door inside the hotel that brings you... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We are 2 friends travelling in Svalbard, we stayed in Basecamp for 6 days: Staff: We are in love with the staff, very friendly and they helped us with a lot of information and activities. Hotel and Room: The Room looks very nice all from old wood, the beds are comfortable, and it feels like a Viking house - from... More 

Thank Fanadka
Hyderabad, India
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45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This isn't your run of the mill regular hotel. Its got character and feel of the days of yore when everything wasn't perfectly 'manicured'. As soon as you enter you feel transported back in time, you actually feel you are far away from civilization.... It's got all the amenities of modern living and rooms & toilets are comfortable but small... More 

Thank najmasanai
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wow - a boutique hotel in the Artic Circle! Would have impressed me in central London! Friendly, smart staff who really look after you. Rooms and public areas have bags of character. If you come to Svalbard you really should stay here as nothing like it. It really made our trip more of an 'adventure' - it has that vibe... More 

Thank paulcl99
Trondheim, Norway
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have always stayed at Radisson on our previous visits, but this time we luckily wanted to try something new. Basecamp is not an ordinary hotel, it's much more .... lots of atmosphere! We loved to stay in a family suite, two bedrooms. Rough style on the interiors, you get the feeling of staying in a hunters cabin. Still you... More 

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Great choice to choose Basecamp Hotel. We are so happy to have you as our guests. Thank you for leaving your review here with us on Trip Advisor. Hope we can welcome you back with us in the near future :) More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited the hotel in June this year, only staying one night before going on an expedition cruise. We found the staff very welcoming, the rooms are lovely - warm and cosy. Breakfast was also very good. Unfortunately we weren't able to stay on the way back but the much-more-expensive hotel we were put in was a big disappointment after... More 

Thank marywant
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mary, thank you so much for leaving you comments. We would have loved to have you back here after the cruise aswell. Upon next visit, contact us directly and we will help you to plan your next adventure. More 

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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Basecamp Hotel at Longyearbyen have a great atmosphere! It breathes Svalbard thru the interior with its authentic items collected from all around the islands. They have very nice, polite and helpful staff. The room was very cosy and authentic. Great breakfast in a nice atmosphere.

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Magnus for leaving your comments here, have a great day and welcome back to us. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Basecamp Hotel is situated right at the heart of Longyearbyen, among restaurants, pubs, shops and bank. It is absolutely Longyearbyen's most amazing hotel; decorated in traditional trapper's style with driftwood, sealskins, pictures and objects that illustrate the past and current trappers' life in the Arctic. Despite its rusticity, Basecamp Hotel offers high quality accommodation with unique style! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basecamp Hotel

Address: Main street of Svalbard | Boks 316, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway (Formerly Trapper's Hotel)
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: $233 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Basecamp Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles najmasanai, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One suite has a queenbed”
 of 5 bubbles snorringBommel, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed to be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles nightingale1972, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Call the hotel and ask them about available rooms. Each room is slightly different. They try to be as accommodating as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles sport10010, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Can't help you here as we only ate in the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 721scottd, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
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